Last year, we undertook a review of the prospects of stallions with first 2-year-olds of 2016. The series focused on pedigree and biomechanical values as well as on our impressions of how their offspring performed at the juvenile sales.
The 3-year-old Shackleford colt scored by 15 lengths under Javier Castellano over a muddy track.
Darby Dan Farm's freshman sire Dialed In held onto the title of leading North American first-crop sire, which he claimed after moving past Lane End's Union Rags in late November.
Using 2016 sales to find mid-market opportunity
Gainesway released its 2017 fees Nov. 10, which includes a reduced fee to $85,000 for Empire Maker.
Dialed In and Shackleford set at $15,000.
Colts by leading sire Tapit and his son Tapizar, third on this year’s first-crop sire list, are among the top horses to watch when the three-day Fasig-Tipton October sale launches Oct. 24.
- By Ron Mitchell
Average of €70,912 ($77,900) represents 14.7% gain
Alto Racing’s 2-1 favorite Anchor Down zipped along on the front end and went gate to wire for an impressive two-length victory in the Kelso Handicap (gr. II), just missing the track record for the one-turn mile.
Steps to Heaven wins Oct. 2 in Panama
In order to give some insight into what buyers might expect from how the freshmen sires of 2016 are doing, we’ve come up with some statistical compilations to project where they might be long-term.
Presque Isle Downs juvenile victor Jay Wow became the first winner for Darby Dan Farm sire Jersey Town July 6.
Colt won a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight at Gulfstream Park by a nose May 27.
Gainesway's grade I-winning freshman stallion Tapizar got his first winner May 26 in a $40,000 maiden special weight at Gulfstream Park.
With steady rain falling, the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale began May 17, with two juveniles sharing the top eighth of a mile workout time of :10 and four equaling the best quarter-mile time of :21 3/5.
Two of Southern California's standout horses of 2015 took early steps toward their season debuts May 10 at Santa Anita Park, and both figure to return to racing sometime over the summer at Del Mar.
Thirstforlife to make first start in Churchill Downs stakes.
Topped by an Into Mischief colt bought by Spendthrift Farm for $335,000, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s April sale of 2-year-olds in training began on a strong note April 19, with across-the-board increases in gross, average, and median prices.
Gainesway stallion To Honor and Serve was represented by his first winner April 19 when his first starter, French General, won his debut in the second race at Turf Paradise.
During the April 14 under tack session for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co’s spring 2-year-olds in training sale, a son of Shackleford breezed a quarter-mile in :20 2/5, the fastest at the distance so far during the first four of six workout sessions.
Workouts for next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's April spring sale of 2-year-olds in training continued April 12, with three horses equaling the fastest breeze time for an eighth of a mile.
Judging by how they looked at Gulfstream and Ocala, the seven by Hansen left little doubt that he will help establish Tapit as an emerging sire-of-sires.
Following is a list of horses to watch during the first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s sale of 2-year-olds in training that begins March 15 at 11 a.m. EDT.
Three Into Mischief fillies and offspring of four freshmen sires were among 14 horses that shared the fastest eighth of a mile workout time of :09 4/5 during the March 9 first of three under tack workout sessions.
The Wavertree Stables consignment was the highest-priced colt not to hit $1M at the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale March 2. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert selected him for Charles Chu's Baoma Corp.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Bizzy Caroline||Kenneth G. McPeek||
|Dream Peace (IRE)||Chad C. Brown||
|Gallant Fields||Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.||
|Golddigger's Boy||Ramon Preciado||
|Halo Dolly||Jerry Hollendorfer||
|Hessonite||David G. Donk||
|Hit It Rich||Claude R. McGaughey III||
|I'm A Dreamer (IRE)||David Simcock||
|Isn't He Perfect||Eugene Reiff||
|Jersey Town||Barclay Tagg||
|Nahrain (GB)||Roger Varian||
|Pacific Ocean||Kelly J. Breen||
|Shackleford||Dale L. Romans||
|Starformer||William I. Mott||
|Tapizar||Steven M. Asmussen||
|To Honor and Serve||William I. Mott||
|Trickmeister||Daniel J. Lopez||
|Zagora (FR)||Chad C. Brown||